By Gerry Harp I gave a poster the first week of January at the 2010 conference of the American Astronomical Society in Wash. D.C. Rob, my coworker, ...
by Seth Shostak Senior astronomer at the SETI Institute It's 150 years into the future, and Homo sapiens has managed to eradicate all of Earth's nati...
Franck Marchis joined the SETI Institute as a Principal Investigator or lead scientist in 2007. He is also an assistant research Astronomer at the University of California Berkeley.
Four hundred years ago, Galileo turned his telescope to the heavens. As far as he knew, no one had done it before. In the 21st Century, we're totally blasé about this sort of thing.
The other night when I turned on my boob-tube, there was no signal. Control freaks take heart: If you must know exactly when this might happen to you and your TV service, type in "solar outage calculator" online.
On Friday, NASA is planning to crash into the moon. I'm just wondering: who gave them permission to crash into the moon?
Semi-irregularity, by combining the familiar and the changeable, gives the mind its best tools for effective thought: patterns and exceptions.
The new celebrity weekly issues have landed on newsstands and the Kardashian sisters stock is on the rise as the sisters appear on two celebrity cover...
It's heartening to see that in the case of the Mt. Wilson observatory, people were willing to put their lives on the line to save a bucolic piece of living history.
Eclipse chasing is a serious endeavor. The first time I chased one was with my 16 year old daughter in 2006 in Cappadocia, Turkey, not far from the first recorded total solar eclipse.
Moonlight Head Celebrates 2009 Year of Astronomy with a Ultimate Southern Sky Experience with Leading Australian astronomer Perry Vlahos offering gues...
Planetaria show us the beauty and grandeur of the Universe, and shouldn't be cynically relegated to being a political bludgeon used to score cheap points.
Last week, astronomers uncovered new planets in the celestial lounge: we'll wonder how quickly they'll take our jobs, then we'll build a border fence around the planet. That's just the kind of worldly neighbors we are.
This is what we humans can do when we try. When we persist and learn from our mistakes, we can literally touch other worlds.
I find the idea of life on other planets enormously uplifting: life is a miracle. But the idea of our civilization finding life on other planets fills me with apprehension.
By not demonizing Rev. Wright, Senator Obama showed exactly the trait we need in our next president. It's time to have a president who listens, and not just to those who agree with him, but to those who disagree.